Friday, December 19, 2008

What's twenty tons and sticky?

...a big magnet, that's what. A REALLY big magnet.

This holiday "gift" for VMC's patients arrived yesterday at the end of this crane, and was oh-so carefully lowered down into our diagnostic imaging center in the main hospital. Heavy work for a rainy Wednesday: The 3T (Tesla) magnet weighs forty-four thousand pounds, and so does the sheilded wall we had to remove from the side of the hospital to load it in.

What this means is that we have a new MRI about to come on line! This ultra-efficient, faster, more accurate machine will provide exceptional anatomic detail...and speaking of detail, don't ask me to describe the technical aspects of this gizmo. My little brain will overheat.

Instead, be comforted that Valley Medical Center has world-class experts ready to run the new MRI, and as our patient population increases, we need all the speed and efficiency we can get.

And now we do. Happy Holidays, everyone!

1 comment:

brenna said...

phenomenal description. good for you.